The Art of Mahlon Blaine
Lansing, MI: Peregrine Books, 1982. Special hardcover edition. 25 from an edition of 100. 4to (8 ¾ x 11 ¼ in.) in cloth with dust jacket and mylar book cover. Signed by author and illustrator. Near fine condition with some minor rippling to dust jacket’s back cover bottom and yellowing commiserate with age. Item #4180
One of the only Blaine monographs available. Includes a biography of the elusive and private Blaine by Legman, an introduction by Robert Arrington, and 78 pages of black and white and 4 pages of colored illustrations and artworks. Legman’s long reminiscence covers Blaine’s work in set design during the 1920s and 30s and later contributions to New York’s erotica book trade during the 40’s and 50’s. This special edition hard copy includes signatures from Legman, Arrington and bibliographer Roland Trenary.